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Marlene Bell, an American Sign Language Interpreter with Code 900A, Administrative Support, facilitates communication for deaf and hard of hearing employees at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
Command hires full-time American Sign Language interpreter to serve, empower total workforce
By Max Maxfield, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | July 12, 2019
In its ongoing effort to promote an all-inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, Puget Sound

The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed an on time, pier side pre-deployment availability, June 14 at Naval Station Everett in Everett, Wash.
USS Gridley on time, ready for mission success
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | July 12, 2019
The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed an on-time, pierside

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, recognized the accomplishments of individuals, shops and codes throughout Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility during a recognition ceremony at the shipyard June 11.
NAVSEA commander acknowledges PSNS & IMF project successes during recognition ceremony
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | July 1, 2019
Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, recognized the accomplishments of

Capt. Dianna Wolfson, new Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility commander, addresses the audience at the PSNS & IMF change of command ceremony June 12. Wolfson relieved Capt. Howard Markle at the ceremony.
New commander takes helm at PSNS & IMF; unit award announced
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | June 12, 2019
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility welcomed its new commander and

USS Nimitz (CVN 68) departs Dry Dock 6 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., Dec. 5, 2018.
Shipyard notches seventh consecutive on-time carrier overhaul
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | May 30, 2019
Declaring the massive overhaul of USS Nimitz (CVN 68) complete on May 27, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility celebrated its seventh consecutive early or on-time completion of an aircraft carrier availability. Nimitz’s docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) ended four days ahead of schedule, completing sea trials on Memorial Day.

Functions of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s newest mobile crane are demonstrated moments after a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 2
Shipyard rolls out first of four mobile cranes
By Michele Fletcher, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | May 16, 2019
Approximately 25 teammates from PSNS & IMF’s Code 700, Lifting and Handling Department, were on hand at the mobile crane test site on Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, along with Capt. Howard Markle, PSNS & IMF commander, to cut the ribbon celebrating the first of four newly purchased mobile crane’s entry into service May 2.

Bruce Robertson left, Steven Dent and Senteil Andrews, PSNS & IMF Code 740 riggers, land the battery cell removed from USS Bremerton (SSN 698).
Team innovates battery removal during sub inactivation
By Patricia Armstrong, PSNS & IMF Project Zone Manager | May 16, 2019
As part of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s ongoing focus on completing projects on time or early, a team from PSNS & IMF's Code 740, Rigging and Operations Division; and Shop 51, Battery Shop Team, tried something new during the inactivation process of USS Bremerton (SSN 698).

USS Sampson (DDG 102) sits pierside April 19 at Naval Station Everett.
Detachment Everett completes USS Sampson work ahead of schedule
By Daryl Richey, Code 451, Project Manager | May 2, 2019
USS Sampson (DDG 102) was returned to the fleet one day ahead of schedule thanks to the teamwork of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility Detachment Everett, Vigor Marine and ship’s force. This was despite the project facing numerous scheduling challenges.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility honored 33 of its top employees and Sailors during its annual Employee of the Year ceremony April 10, 2019, at the Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington.
PSNS & IMF honors 33 employees, Sailors during Employee of the Year ceremony
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | April 11, 2019
An overflowing crowd at the Admiral Theater saw Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility honor 33 of its top employees and Sailors during its annual Employee of the Year ceremony Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Shipyard and Sarcos Robotics announce collaborative partnership
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | March 11, 2019
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration involving a Navy shipyard, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Sarcos Robotics will jointly develop robotic technologies, including full-body powered exoskeletons, for use in naval shipyards, the two entities jointly announced today.

PSNS commander Capt. Howard B. Markle congratulates shipfitter Tao Smith during the PSNS Apprenticeship Class of 2018 graduation ceremony Friday, Nov. 16 at Bremerton High School in Bremerton. The ceremony celebrated 270 graduates who earned a journey-level certificate in one of 26 trades and an associate degree in technical arts.
270 get credentialed at apprentice graduation
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Nov. 19, 2018
Four years after digging into the double duties of extra work and academics as apprentices, 270 Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility employees struck pay dirt at the Nov. 16 Apprentice Graduation. Earning journey-level certificates in 26 production trades and associate degrees in technical arts, the graduates received their new credentials before a massive crowd of well-wishers that overflowed the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center, where the ceremony was held.

Jeff Pugh, a pipefitter, uses a new 3D-printed alignment tool to help punch holes in an iron pipe hanger.
Team designs 3D-printed device to reduce time, cost, increase safety
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Oct. 23, 2018
The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Strategic Framework encourages employees at all levels to embrace innovation in support of the command’s mission to deliver warships back to the fleet on-time, every time.

USS Ohio (SSGN 726) entered drydock April 25, 2017, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington, and began her Major Maintenance Period. Ohio had recently returned from a 20-month deployment that included exercises involving special operations forces; port visits in Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan; and coordination of the largest Tomahawk missile onload in program history.
PSNS & IMF honored with Defense maintenance award
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 25, 2018
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has been selected for the 2018 Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, the Department of Defense announced recently.

Site witness, Jon Cavaiani hands out candy to the Montagnard children of Vietnam. A JPAC team deployed out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for 35 days in an effort to locate the remains of individuals lost during the Vietnam conflict.

(JPAC photo by Mr. Thiep Van Nguyen II)
Teammates honored to recover, bring home POW/MIA service members
By Silvia Klatman, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 21, 2018
POW/MIA Recognition Day is meaningful to the loved ones of service members whose status remains unknown, but it’s also significant to those who’ve worked for the command responsible for locating missing service members. The command responsible for location is the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA, formerly known as Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command or JPAC).

Steve Mastel, one of the coordinators for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility's science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach program, talks with students about frequency generators during a Navy STEM day at the Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton, Wash. PSNS & IMF's STEM outreach program was recently selected for a 2018 Community Service Award from Navy Region Northwest.
Shipyard STEM outreach earns regional recognition
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2018
For the second time in three years, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility program of science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach to area students has earned an award from the Navy’s regional headquarters.

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